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cramman

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624 posts

81 months

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ALDI has it’s battery chargers on offer again from Thursday the 4th.

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3...

Link may or may not work.

I’m fairly sure there was some all-round good comments about these last time, so if anyone missed it, at £13.99 they are worth a look.
Torque wrench for £15.99 there as well.

srob

9,452 posts

124 months

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Some of tha Aldi stuff's really pretty good for the money.

I have an ultrasonic cleaner I bought from there, which is a great little piece of kit smile

kamilb1998

2,076 posts

63 months

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I'll probably get one for myself.

After my Halfords Automatic Charger broke, I ordered a cheapo charger off eBay as I needed it ASAP for the C5, but it's now started overcharging batteries rendering it pretty much useless.

Fitz666

360 posts

28 months

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With the price of batteries I would only use an Optimate on mine, well worth the extra cash....

Hooli

28,171 posts

86 months

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We've got one, it works as well as an optimate in my experience.
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FarQue

2,017 posts

84 months

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Hooli said:
We've got one, it works as well as an optimate in my experience.
This. Brilliant for the money.

CAPP0

7,994 posts

89 months

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Yes, I've got something similar from either Aldi or Lidl and it's a great bit of kit, charges the 6v batt on my G5 as well as 12v batts, all for £12 or so. I've no concerns about quality/safety etc.

3DP

8,276 posts

120 months

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As an Oxford Oximiser conditioner is only £5.90 more, I can't see the point in risking an Aldi special.

moanthebairns

9,488 posts

84 months

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I might get one of these thanks, screw paying £40 - £50 for an oxford 900 or something.

Mind you I think the oxford 600 is only £20 of ebay.

Silver993tt

8,555 posts

125 months

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3DP said:
As an Oxford Oximiser conditioner is only £5.90 more, I can't see the point in risking an Aldi special.
There is no "risk", all of Aldi's products are excellent quality. Why pay nearly 50% more? Plus they always have a no quibble return and replace/refund policy.

moanthebairns

9,488 posts

84 months

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Silver993tt said:
3DP said:
As an Oxford Oximiser conditioner is only £5.90 more, I can't see the point in risking an Aldi special.
There is no "risk", all of Aldi's products are excellent quality. Why pay nearly 50% more? Plus they always have a no quibble return and replace/refund policy.
SOLD, you have convinced me to get it. Do you work for Aldi? you should!

I think there still seems to be a bit of a miss conception that Aldi is full of cheap tat. If anyone has ever been in they will find its actually bloody expensive for some stuff and the quality is pretty good.

heretheygo

1,116 posts

91 months

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moanthebairns said:
Silver993tt said:
3DP said:
As an Oxford Oximiser conditioner is only £5.90 more, I can't see the point in risking an Aldi special.
There is no "risk", all of Aldi's products are excellent quality. Why pay nearly 50% more? Plus they always have a no quibble return and replace/refund policy.
SOLD, you have convinced me to get it. Do you work for Aldi? you should!

I think there still seems to be a bit of a miss conception that Aldi is full of cheap tat. If anyone has ever been in they will find its actually bloody expensive for some stuff and the quality is pretty good.
I have one of their chargers too, 2 years down the line it's still working perfectly.

When Aldi opened near us in Suffolk you could see by the expensive cars that smart money used Aldi, as much as the value for money folks.
Always surprised me that there was so much prejudice - obviously coming from those that didn't shop there

moanthebairns

9,488 posts

84 months

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I have to admit that Aldi and Lidl suck the bloody life and sole out of me however, theres only one person on the tills, it looks like it needs a good clean, ive never seen so many cardboard boxes on show and I refuse to pay for a bag.

Put Im going to get one of these, has to be better than my solar power one biggrin

3DP

8,276 posts

120 months

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heretheygo said:
moanthebairns said:
Silver993tt said:
3DP said:
As an Oxford Oximiser conditioner is only £5.90 more, I can't see the point in risking an Aldi special.
There is no "risk", all of Aldi's products are excellent quality. Why pay nearly 50% more? Plus they always have a no quibble return and replace/refund policy.
SOLD, you have convinced me to get it. Do you work for Aldi? you should!

I think there still seems to be a bit of a miss conception that Aldi is full of cheap tat. If anyone has ever been in they will find its actually bloody expensive for some stuff and the quality is pretty good.
I have one of their chargers too, 2 years down the line it's still working perfectly.

When Aldi opened near us in Suffolk you could see by the expensive cars that smart money used Aldi, as much as the value for money folks.
Always surprised me that there was so much prejudice - obviously coming from those that didn't shop there
I don't think there is an Aldi within 15 miles of me.

My point is that Oxford produce these by the bucketload and have a reputation to uphold. Aldi will involve some bulk buying supermarket exec who's seen them cheap at a China trade show.

I'm sure they are safe - my 'risk' comment is in it's ability to keep the battery conditioned as well as an Oximer and its longevity. I have about 4 conditioners now on the bikes and the oximiser was the first I bought probably 10+ years ago and still going strong.

moanthebairns

9,488 posts

84 months

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3DP said:
heretheygo said:
moanthebairns said:
Silver993tt said:
3DP said:
As an Oxford Oximiser conditioner is only £5.90 more, I can't see the point in risking an Aldi special.
There is no "risk", all of Aldi's products are excellent quality. Why pay nearly 50% more? Plus they always have a no quibble return and replace/refund policy.
SOLD, you have convinced me to get it. Do you work for Aldi? you should!

I think there still seems to be a bit of a miss conception that Aldi is full of cheap tat. If anyone has ever been in they will find its actually bloody expensive for some stuff and the quality is pretty good.
I have one of their chargers too, 2 years down the line it's still working perfectly.

When Aldi opened near us in Suffolk you could see by the expensive cars that smart money used Aldi, as much as the value for money folks.
Always surprised me that there was so much prejudice - obviously coming from those that didn't shop there
I don't think there is an Aldi within 15 miles of me.

My point is that Oxford produce these by the bucketload and have a reputation to uphold. Aldi will involve some bulk buying supermarket exec who's seen them cheap at a China trade show.

I'm sure they are safe - my 'risk' comment is in it's ability to keep the battery conditioned as well as an Oximer and its longevity. I have about 4 conditioners now on the bikes and the oximiser was the first I bought probably 10+ years ago and still going strong.
Oxfords ones are most likely, produced in china. (dont quote me)

Fleegle

12,683 posts

62 months

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3DP said:
I don't think there is an Aldi within 15 miles of me.
There are 10 stores within a 15 mile radius of your house.

You can thank me later

3DP

8,276 posts

120 months

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moanthebairns said:
3DP said:
heretheygo said:
moanthebairns said:
Silver993tt said:
3DP said:
As an Oxford Oximiser conditioner is only £5.90 more, I can't see the point in risking an Aldi special.
There is no "risk", all of Aldi's products are excellent quality. Why pay nearly 50% more? Plus they always have a no quibble return and replace/refund policy.
SOLD, you have convinced me to get it. Do you work for Aldi? you should!

I think there still seems to be a bit of a miss conception that Aldi is full of cheap tat. If anyone has ever been in they will find its actually bloody expensive for some stuff and the quality is pretty good.
I have one of their chargers too, 2 years down the line it's still working perfectly.

When Aldi opened near us in Suffolk you could see by the expensive cars that smart money used Aldi, as much as the value for money folks.
Always surprised me that there was so much prejudice - obviously coming from those that didn't shop there
I don't think there is an Aldi within 15 miles of me.

My point is that Oxford produce these by the bucketload and have a reputation to uphold. Aldi will involve some bulk buying supermarket exec who's seen them cheap at a China trade show.

I'm sure they are safe - my 'risk' comment is in it's ability to keep the battery conditioned as well as an Oximer and its longevity. I have about 4 conditioners now on the bikes and the oximiser was the first I bought probably 10+ years ago and still going strong.
Oxfords ones are most likely, produced in china. (dont quote me)
Yes, but to Oxford's ongoing standards. China will make high and low quality, but most plump for the 'buy cheap, buy twice quality' as to build it to named brand quality would likely cost the same as the named brand which you'd buy instead.

Anyway - I have no axe to grind, just that for within £6 of a known quality brand - I wouldn't bother. It might be marvellous. It might not. Good luck to those that buy them.

Silver993tt

8,555 posts

125 months

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The Aldi chargers also come with a 3 year guarantee.

3DP

8,276 posts

120 months

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Silver993tt said:
The Aldi chargers also come with a 3 year guarantee.
Which is useful when your £70 battery dies early.

Just noticed it also doesn't come with a permanent connection with Tamiya adaptor, so by the time you buy one of those seperately, you've paid more than you would for an Oximiser.

graphene

2,962 posts

41 months

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moanthebairns said:
3DP said:
heretheygo said:
moanthebairns said:
Silver993tt said:
3DP said:
As an Oxford Oximiser conditioner is only £5.90 more, I can't see the point in risking an Aldi special.
There is no "risk", all of Aldi's products are excellent quality. Why pay nearly 50% more? Plus they always have a no quibble return and replace/refund policy.
SOLD, you have convinced me to get it. Do you work for Aldi? you should!

I think there still seems to be a bit of a miss conception that Aldi is full of cheap tat. If anyone has ever been in they will find its actually bloody expensive for some stuff and the quality is pretty good.
I have one of their chargers too, 2 years down the line it's still working perfectly.

When Aldi opened near us in Suffolk you could see by the expensive cars that smart money used Aldi, as much as the value for money folks.
Always surprised me that there was so much prejudice - obviously coming from those that didn't shop there
I don't think there is an Aldi within 15 miles of me.

My point is that Oxford produce these by the bucketload and have a reputation to uphold. Aldi will involve some bulk buying supermarket exec who's seen them cheap at a China trade show.

I'm sure they are safe - my 'risk' comment is in it's ability to keep the battery conditioned as well as an Oximer and its longevity. I have about 4 conditioners now on the bikes and the oximiser was the first I bought probably 10+ years ago and still going strong.
Oxfords ones are most likely, produced in china. (dont quote me)
Do oxford have a reputation for quality? Admittedly, they produce/sell a huge range of items, probably buying most of it from China, like everyone else. I suspect, they do very well from requiring exclusivity of supply to traders, which is why they seem to be the only option, in many shops, for anything other than clothing and helmets.

Edited by graphene on Tuesday 2nd October 15:07

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